Welding in Suffolk
Welding is a fundamental part of the sheet metal fabrication process, and we are proud to offer our welding services at DB Sheetmetals in Suffolk. The three types of welding we offer at our base in Haverhill are MIG, TIG, and Spot welding.
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding is an arc welding process for aluminium developed in 1949 and has been popular in the UK ever since its introduction from America in 1952. MIG welding is often referred to as a semi-automatic process as the wire feed rate and arc length are controlled by the power source, yet the travel speed and position are still under manual control from our trained professionals.
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding uses the non-consumable tungsten electrode to complete the desired weld. TIG welding is operated with a constant current power source in order to avoid excessively high currents when the electrode is short-circuited onto the surface of the parent metal.
Spot welding is a resistance welding process primarily used to weld two pieces of sheet metal together. Spot welding is an available service at DB Sheetmetals along with MIG and TIG welding.
The History of Welding
There is evidence of humans welding dating back thousands of years, and more recently in the Middle Ages blacksmiths would weld items of iron together by utilising a hammer. Welding as we know it today has foundations that date back to the 1800s with the invention of certain technologies in England that would make it possible. As the centuries passed the act of welding developed from arc welding to automatic welding, stud welding, and their modern variations.